Bird Flu Found in Germany, EU Bans Live Birds Imports

Politics | October 25, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0
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Dead migratory birds found in Germany have tested positive for bird flu, media announced Tuesday.

While further tests should show whether that is the deadly H5N1 strain, the European Union banned all imports of live wild birds to the bloc.

The ban doesn't affect imports of fewer than six pet birds by individuals, and only if they have been in quarantine or vaccinated against bird flu.

Lethal was detected in birds in Romania, Turkey and Russia.

Sandwiched between Romania and Turkey, Bulgaria has also taken a series of precautions to prevent a possible outbreak.

The EU has also sent two bird flu experts to the country, to monitor precautionary measures.
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